Game Changer: Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball
Updated: Thursday, December 12 2013, 01:13 PM EST
On Saturday November 30, ten of the top high school basketball teams in North Carolina will visit Asheville to take part in the Coaches vs Cancer Shootout.
Brian Carver, Enka's basketball coach and the head of the North Carolina High School Coaches Association, is the man who came up with the idea. He said, "We feel like we are putting together an event unlike any in the country. We've tried to highlight high school basketball and at the same time , we are trying to highlight the research of fighting cancer. Defintitely, we are excited about the event."
UNCA will host the tournament with games going on all day Saturday at Kimmel Arena and the Justice Center.
UNCA athletic director Janet Cone says, "It's wonderful to know that we have a lot of good young coaches and student athletes who are playing the sport they love, doing the things they need to do academically but realizing there's a way to give back too."
All of the money generated from the Coaches vs Cancer Shootout will go to the American Cancer Society. Its an event that will feature ten of the top high school basketball teams from around the state and with games at Kimmel and the Justice Center, Janet Cone, says its an event that UNC Asheville is proud to host.
"We support our local high school teams. We believe they're some of the best in the state. Now to bring others to us instead of us always traveling is huge."
East Rutherford coach Brad Levine, whose team plays Olympic in the nightcap Saturday night at Kimmel says, "It's the idea of what we're doing, what its for--cancer research. It gets communities, it gets schools, it gets everybody involved in raising money.
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The schedule for Saturday November 30:
Boys at Kimmel Arena : 12:30 Christ School vs Charlotte Latin.2:15-Knston vs Mt Tabor. 4:00-Hoggard vs Smoky Mtn. 5:45-Enka vs Davie 7:30-Olympic vs East Rutherford.
Girls at Justice Center : 1:00-Kinston vs McDowell. 2:45-Hoggard vs Smoky Mtn. 4:30-Enka vs Weddington.